video clip about the venice canals

My brother Fred recently sent me a video clip containing some great photos and his own audio comments about the Venice canals. There are some photos from the 1970s (and earlier) including pictures of Fred, my mom, my brother Billy, Tommy, and others. The clip includes photos of the canals and also the old Venice […]

additional photos

Recently I went through my family photos and found a few to add to this blog. The first is a photo that Tom took of me in the Marin headlands, one of Tom’s and my own very¬†favorite hiking places. I posted it under “hiking in marin: the batteries, the dipsea trail, and beyond.” Also, I […]

maps of san pedro visit

I’m posting a few maps here to illustrate some of the places I went with my brothers, Tommy’s uncles Fred and Billy, during our recent visit in Los Angeles. These streets and landmarks have special meaning to all of us (including Tommy) because we spent so much time as children in these places. The first […]

photos of san pedro

I’m including here a few additional photos of San Pedro and the places I visited recently with my brothers Fred and Billy. Here is a photo that Fred took of the Korean friendship bell above Point Fermin: The view of the harbor, Catalina Island, and the sea beyond is magnificent from the hill on which […]

family reunion in los angeles

I just returned from a reunion with my two brothers, Tommy’s uncles, in Los Angeles. The three of us hadn’t seen each other in years, although we talk on the phone frequently. ¬†My older brother, Fred, flew out from Maryland for the visit, and I drove down from my home in Oregon. Billy lives in […]

thoughts on father’s day

This evening I took my usual twilight walk up the hill. These walks often evoke memories of my hikes with Tommy in the Santa Monica Mountains years ago; tonight I swore I could hear the distant echo Tommy’s familiar call of “Dad!” as he waved to me on the trail ahead. Father’s Day for me […]